Category: 9th-10th Grade

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9th-10th Grade

Ninth Grade Parents: Have Your Student Build A Portfolio

If you do end up needing a portfolio–for a summer program, contest, scholarship application, or anything else–there is nothing worse than facing a stack of college admission applications… and realizing you haven’t kept track of awards, projects, or even well-written English and history papers. Having concrete examples of student work and accomplishments easily on hand will make your family life much less stressful, especially if you aren’t having to hunt through boxes in the attic to meet a last-minute deadline.

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9th-10th Grade

Underclassmen Updates: 5 Tips to Make the Most of Sophomore Year

Being a sophomore is often a confusing time in high school. You may be telling yourself that college is far away and that you have plenty of time, but it is much closer than you think. However, you can prepare yourself for college early on by making the most of your sophomore year. 

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9th-10th Grade

Underclassmen Update: 7 Tips to Master Time Management Early in High School

I recently offered to help my procrastination-prone younger brother edit his college applications. He brought his essays to me the night they were due, giving me his analysis of his own study skills: “I always do my assignments last-minute, and I’m doing fine,” which is ostensibly true—he’s a stellar high school student with impressive extracurriculars. 

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9th-10th Grade

Underclassmen Update: COSMOS, SUMaC, and SIMR

If you enjoy science or mathematics and would like a STEM major in college, there are incredible summer programs to inspire and motivate you. COSMOS, SUMaC, and SIMR are some of the top STEM summer programs in the country. These summer programs offer intensive 4-8 week long experiences that require an application to be admitted as well as commitment to sciences or math.

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9th-10th Grade

Underclassmen Update: RSI and MIT Launch

Many universities offer STEM focused camps to get more students interested in science majors. While it’s easy to find a local STEM program, you should know that there are two great camps that offer a unique experience. 

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9th-10th Grade

How to Prepare for College During Winter Break

Many universities offer STEM focused camps to get more students interested in science majors. While it’s easy to find a local STEM program, you should know that there are two great camps that offer a unique experience. 

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